Suspicious Blaze Guts Mobile Home In El Cajon

Meade firefighters help extinguish apartment fire off post- Photographer: Fort George G. Meade Public Affairs Office
Fort Meade firefighters battle the blaze of a fire at the Seven Oaks apartments in Odenton on Sept. 30. The Fort Meade Fire Department dispatched eight firefighters, an engine and truck to the two-alarm fire. (Photo by Jen Wilbanks, MSFA)

EL CAJON (CNS) – An investigation was underway today into a possible arson fire that destroyed a residential trailer in El Cajon.
  
The non-injury blaze at Lynnwood Mobile Estates in the 1200 block of East Washington Avenue erupted about 9 p.m. Monday, according to Heartland Fire & Rescue.
  
It took firefighters roughly 20 minutes to subdue the flames, which caused an estimated $75,000 worth of damage, department spokesman Sonny Saghera said.

Investigators consider the fire suspicious due to a disturbance that had broken out earlier in the day between the owner of the double-wide mobile home and a neighbor, according to police.
  
The dispute was serious enough that officers were sent to the trailer park about 4 p.m. to intervene and defuse the situation. No arrests resulted, but a sheriff’s bomb-arson team was called in to try to determine the origin of the blaze, police said.
  
The owner of the gutted residence had been trying to sell it, NBC7 reported.

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